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"I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day."

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"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."

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"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."

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"Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely."

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"There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed."

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"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question."

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"By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more."

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"After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion."

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"The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves."

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"The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm."

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"The society based on production is only productive, not creative."

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"The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude."

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"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."

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"The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody."

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"There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change."

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"Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery."

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"To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything."

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"To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well."

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"To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today."

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"Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil."

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"We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead."

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"What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians."

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"You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade."

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"Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion."

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"Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death."

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"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."

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"Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference."

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"Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature."

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"Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence."

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"In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist."

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"Integrity has no need of rules."

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"It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting."

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"How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!"

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"Live to the point of tears."

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"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

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"At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face."

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"Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves."

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"You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them."

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"Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship--never."

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"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."

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"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."

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"Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators."

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"'It is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners."

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"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad."

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"A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse."

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"A person I knew use to divide human beings into three categories Those who prefer have nothing to hide rather than being obliged to lie, those who prefer lying to having nothing to hide, and finally those who like both lying and the hidden."

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"A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."

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"A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown."

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"After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books."

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"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful."

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"All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State."

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"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door."

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"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."

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"An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself."

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"As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means."

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"At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things."

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"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."

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"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."

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"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"

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"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads."

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"Charm is getting the answer yes without asking a clear question."

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"Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny."

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"Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day."

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"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

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"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

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"Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day."

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"Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being."

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"Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children."

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"Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic."

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"Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian."

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"For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium."

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"For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."

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"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."

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"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better"

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"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."

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"Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way."

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"He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool."

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"He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool."

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"History, as an entirety, could only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God."

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"How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."

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"How many crimes are committed simply because their authors could not endure being wrong."

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"I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know that there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness."

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"I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back."

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"I know of only one duty, and that is to love."

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"I love my country too much to be a nationalist."

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"I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man he fornicated and read the papers."

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"I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day"

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"If there is a soul, it is a mistake to believe that it is given tous fully created. It is created here, throughout a whole life. And living is nothing else but that long and painful bringing forth"

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"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."

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"If there is a sin against life, it consist perhaps not so much in despairing of life as hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus"

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"If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one."

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"In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer"

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"In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer."

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"In the depth of winter, I learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

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"In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon."

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"It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all."

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"It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all"

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